Inverness supports smart growth Smart growth, thinking green, managed growth, environmentally concerned....just buzz words? Not in the City of Inverness. Comprehensive planning, supported by annual review and budgetary consideration, gives staff strategic vision and direction which can be applied to everyday work practices and priorities.
Speaking of vision, the picture to the right is downtown Main Street, circa 1979. Since then, streets have been reengineered and pedestrian walkways, decorative lighting, benches and ecologically friendly landscaping have been added to compliment the historic district.
The original components of the downtown revitalization plan were introduced in January 1998 and serve as a profound basis to continue. City Leaders are committed and place value in the motto: "Leaving Inverness better than we found it", to insure our grandchildren and great grandchildren will have access to the abundance of natural and historic resources that we enjoy today.
Highway 41 Resurfacing-from Cherry to Highland Boulevard
In September the Florida Department of Transportation started the final phase of the resurfacing of Highway 41. Along with resurfacing, new sidewalks as well as additional drainage work on Apopka and Grace is included as part of the project.
Whispering Pines Park Trail Improvement
The Rotary Club of Inverness is once again partnered with the City of Inverness to pursue improvements to Whispering Pines Park. This year, a trail marking upgrade project was pursued, replacing signage (many signs which have faded or fallen away over the years) on the 7.6 miles of trails that wander through the park. The signs start at the beginning of each of the 5 colored trails. Each sign has a map of all the trails, with colored background indicating what trail the user is on, as well as its length. Several strategically located benches will also be installed as part of the project. Estimated completion is in April, 2016.
Zephyr Street Intersection Improvements
Scheduled to begin in fall of 2015, intersections on Zephyr Street from Talmadge Avenue to Pine Avenue will receive traffic flow improvements.
Highland Boulevard Redesign
Planned to begin shortly after school closes for summer of 2016, this project will revamp Highland Boulevard from Apopka Avenue to Line Avenue. The street configuration will be considerably changed and will incorporate a multi-use trailway and bio-retention swales.
Get the lastest info from Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in the plans of pursuing parkway extension (Hwy 589) into Citrus County.